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Elegant luxury home, 20 ac, ocean view

Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
17 reviews
Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
Kapehu Retreat House from hill above
hot tub on lanai
spacious living room with fireplace and views in 3 directions
fully equipped sunny kitchen w views in 2 directions: ocean and forest
dining room w views in 2 directions
outdoor dining on lanai with views all around
Hamakua Coast as viewed from lanai
master bedroom w king bed and pillow-top mattress has ocean view and stream view
master bath with sunken tub, sunken marble shower
Pua bedroom w queen bed
writing desk in pua bedroom
Wailele bedroom, directly above stream
studio bedroom w bunk + full futon bed sleeps 5
futon in studio bedroom
4th bathroom (w marble shower) adjoins studio bedroom
view of house from orchard
private waterfall on property
Kapehu Retreat House north view of house
front entrance
aerial view of Kapehu house showing garden tool shed and caretaker's blue truck
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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
The Kapehu Retreat House is a grand and elegant luxury home on 20 private landscaped acres, with expansive ocean views, fruit trees you can pick, 2 streams - and your own private waterfall with a private swimming hole below it!

The quiet serenity of the Kapehu estate can restore your soul:
Though it's only 15 minutes from downtown Hilo (restaurants, shops, medical facilities, farmer's & artisan's market, international airport, etc.), it's utterly peaceful:
- no city sounds or traffic noise, just the soothing sounds of the Kapehu Stream and its many waterfalls, and the ocean breezes rustling the palms.
- no city lights and no road lights to dim the spectacular night sky.
- 2 streams, a wading pond, lush beautiful landscaping, fruit trees for your pleasure.
- utter privacy: no neighbors in sight, no buildings blocking t...
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About the Owner, Marcy M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Our property manager will greet you at the house on your arrival, and will be available to answer your questions and respond to your needs during your stay. He lives just 7 minutes away.
When you book, we'll email a list of area attractions and our favorite restaurants, to help you plan your vacation.
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Listing #FKN2291967
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
341 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2018 for a stay in October 2017
person found this review helpful

We loved our stay at Kapehu, but the pleasure of staying in this home started with our first contact with Marcy. She responded immediately when we first contacted her and every time after that, up to and after our stay. She provides clear instructions and other useful information for your stay, so that when you get there you can enjoy...

Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay at this house. It's well equipped, clean and has a stunning garden. We were surprised how easy and fast it was to drive into Hilo which has all the necessary stores and restaurants. Overall a highly recommended retreat for families, couples and friends.

Mount Shasta, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed at the Kapehu House for five nights mid July 2017. It's a very spacious, comfortable, clean, and well maintained plantation style home. The large kitchen is supplied with everything you could possibly need. We brought back fresh fish to cook for dinner several times from the Suison Fish Market in Hilo. We loved the large wrap around lanai...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Maximum people allowed on the premises: 10. No events or gatherings. Remove shoes and sandals before entering the house; no shoes indoors. Always lock the outer gate when coming...
    3 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
    2 Kings
    1 Bunk
    1 Super King
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: $145 / stay - Deposit
  • cleaning fee: $145 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The Kapehu house accommodates 10 maximum.
Additional fees: Hawaii state requires 2 taxes on lodging which total 14.25%.
The cleaning fee is variable, usually between $70 and $175, based on the number of cleaning crew hours. So we charge a cleaning fee of $100. Guests who do some clean up before checkout can keep the cleaning fee at the low end of the range. When the cleaning fee is lower than $100, we will directly refund you the balance after check-out, because TripAdvisor doesn't accommodate a variable cleaning fee. If the cleaning fee is higher (a large group using all the beds and all the towels will require more time for all the laundry), we will subtract the additional amount from your $100 deposit before your deposit is refunded.
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About the neighbourhood
Only 10 miles 15 minutes from downtown Hilo, in the scenic Hamakua Coast district north of Hilo. Hamakua is the lush and beautiful section of the island where all the streams waterfalls are. (There are no waterfalls anywhere else on the island!) We have 2 streams and a private waterfall on the Kapehu estate, and a private natural pool below the waterfall that you can swim in. Five miles away is the spectacular Akaka Falls State Park. There are 2 gorgeous botanical gardens, 2 zip lines, and 8 black sand beaches within a few minutes of the Kapehu estate. One of the best snorkeling reefs in the Pacific is on the eastern point of the island. Volcanoes National Park is 3/4 hour to the south: you'll want to visit it several times.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Hilo International: 21.0 km
When you book, we'll email you the precise driving directions to the property from both the Hilo and the Kona airports.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
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